Skip to comments.Palin to RESIGN as Alaska Governor
Posted on 07/03/2009 12:33:39 PM PDT by lewisglad
UPDATE: Palin To Resign As Alaska Governor UPDATE: KTUU-TV in Anchorage reports that Palin not only won't seek re-election, but will resign later this month.
ORIGINAL POST: Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has announced she will not run for re-election in 2010, CNN reports. She's scheduled to make an announcement shortly.
The decision frees Palin to travel in the Lower 48 as she considers a potential run for president in 2012. A re-election campaign could also have been tough on the former vice presidential nominee; her approval rating has dropped from stratospheric highs, and a number of candidates in both parties are said to be considering runs.
Even if she won, the race would have been dominated by the specter of a presidential bid, giving her adversaries an opportunity to wound her politically. She's still fending off ethics complaints, many spurred by the "Troopergate" scandal.
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I am proud of her and support her. She is a great American.
I believe she will assist others greatly in 2010, and will run herself in 2012...and she has my full support.
GO SARAH GO!
Perhaps you missed it. She is resigning by the end of the month and turning over power to her LT Governor.
We will have to wait & see, but this move imho is quite calculated.
Yep, see my post # 280.
This clown talking now on FOX is from the LIBERAL Alaska Newspaper
I have a short keyboard.
What news cycle?
Friday afternoons are notorious for news dumps. Right now, most people are concerned about getting their propane tanks filled for the weekend bbq or stocking up on suntan lotion. And it's not like the MSM was out shouting from the rooftops about the pathetic June job numbers anyway (as they would've been doing were Dubya still in office).
As for SP's motivation, I'll reserve judgment until I hear from Sarah herself. I'll let morons like Keith Olbermann partake in gleeful speculation.
She may just be leaving politics all together. Resigning as a first term governor wouldnt make sense politically to me. She may just want to raise her child and end the dirty attacks on her and her family.
I agree with you. I think she has had enough of todays modern politics. It’s enough to make anyone sick. Have a good life Sarah.
Other people have had to face these problems as well. Did they all quit?
We’ve had the left say she’s over reacting to the criticisms of her, and I defended her on it. And then she quits.
Sorry, I’m just severely underwhelmed at the moment.
ITA. She doesn’t do anything without a purpose.
Bill Kristol on Fox, “If I had to guess, I’d say we just saw the opening of the 2012 presidential race.”
Vaguely reminiscent of Nixon’s “Last Press Conference.”
Does anyone know if Sarah’s speech today (the entire speech) is posted on YouTube? Stupid Fox News was late the the ‘party’ and then cut off the video of Sarah’s speech mid-stream.
It’s a very smart move. She will no longer have to spend time, money, and energy fighting the evil corrupt Demo pols in Alaska.
Now she can focus on the future.
Obama started his campaign in early 2007. It takes a whole two years now to mount a successful Presidential campaign.
Sarah has good advisors. She is shrewd and tough. Her resignation speech today sounded like a shot over the bow to initiate her Presidential campaign.
My bet is she is setting up to run for the House in 2010 to get national experience and exposure!
No she doesn’t.
Her brother is on Fox claiming that she is basically burnt out from all of the time she is spending defending herself. He says that Sarah and her staff spend more then 80% of their time on the stream of attacks rather then governing Alaska.
He says there is no ethics issues that are going to pop up and that she isnt resigning to run for higher office.
Quitting her job with a speech like that isn’t the best way to begin a presidential campaign.
Good, thoughtful post.
Many just want to kick her when she is down. As if she was ever treated with respect from any of them.
A politician has a right to privacy. And, knowing Obama, knowing the radical left, knowing the media, knowing the Clintons, and the democrats - why should the woman take all of that when even the GOP does not stand up for her?
She can be highly effective behind the scenes, and maybe she has big surprises for us in using her talents.
Just my humble opinion ...
Romney-Huckabee is the best chance the Republicans have to stop the Obama machine in 2012.
That said, I will support ANY Republican against the Statist Frontman.
lotsa new names on this thread... ;0)
For once, I agree with Kristol.
Some people don't realize how much support she has. 3 weeks ago her supporters got two sponsors of David Letterman's show to drop their financial backing of that crap.
And they got Letterman to apologize.
Bwah hah hah hah hah.
Right, there is all kinds of time to accomplish other things. She can write her book, unencumbered by being a sitting governor. She can travel the country rallying support, raising funds, campaigning for other conservatives. Even now, every time she opens her mouth, the news will be there to record it.
And her Lt Governor now has time to adjust to the job and win the seat in the next election.
Just a few thoughts.
That she was doing what was best for Alaska and the USA. Also, the timing of the announcement (friday afternoon) indicates to me she wants to do this as quietly as possible as she has further ambitions.
She will get mocked for this as well, sadly. It is already starting. This dude on Fox from the Anchorage Daily News is a real jerk!
If she’s happy and her family is happy, I’m happy. : )
Ya said you were gonna leave it there.
So, leave it there!
She seems to be saying two things. First, she is claiming what she ran on has been accomplished. Second, she is saying as she plans to move on to new things, she's not going to do it on the backs of Alaska taxpayers - they pay for a full time governor and deserve exactly that.
Maybe a beginning to "the campaign", and if so it is groundbreaking.
Beat it, troll.
It looks like the speech is still going on...
Yeah, the libs won’t have her to kick around anymore.
Could she not have done this NEXT week?
I mean seriously, July 4th weekend and you quit with a “woe is me” speech? My goodness
yes he is
The in-studio guy is a jerk, too. She still has more experience then O.
I agree, trolls and wishful thinkers
I think she’s following through with her beliefs - her stepping down would benefit Alaska. Too much time and money that should be going to benefit Alaska is being diverted to defending false accusations. She isn’t following traditional lame duck governors.
I got the feeling that she is still going to be about the business of building up our country, and those who support liberty.
That newspaper hates Palin with a passion.
Travel the country helping get conservatives elected.
Maybe do some TV commentary.
The onslaught against her by the Left just backfired on them - big time!
There's 18 months left in her four year term. It was a four year contract, and she's quitting. I expected better from her. If she plans on running for president, she should have announced that she plans on finishing up her term and not running for re-election.
I'm wondering though if she just wants out of elected politics. After the way the left and some of the elite on the "right" treated her, I don't blame her.
The media seems happy but confused. Sorta like the hunter in Jurassic Park going after the raptor.......he thought he had her until she sneaked up on him.....and then it was too late......she killed him.......his last words were "clever girl"........and like the raptor, she will kill the left....and their dying words will be "clever girl,Sarah"
These guys on Fox are annoying. Back to Twilight Zone marathon.
Ooh, the rat on FOX says it doesn’t look good for Palin and it’s wide open field for Republicans in 2012, but it open for Romney. LoL!
Sarah’s young enough to run for president in 2016, or even 2020. Heck, in 2024 she’ll only be sixty. There’s plenty of time...
Give it a rest.
You’re like a dog with a bone.